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Masquerade! Paper Faces on Parade! Thursdays@Newhall ‘Senses’ Block Party Coming this Thursday to Old Town Newhall

May 20, 2015

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Thursdays@Newhall’s most popular event, Senses, returns with a Masquerade-themed block party, presented by Galpin Subaru, happening this Thursday, May 21, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

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There will be fun themed activities, adult themed drinks, TheGrilledCheeseTruck and Recesstruck food trucks and a live musical performance by the 19-piece, 1930’s New Orleans Orchestra and Cabaret Show, Vaud and the Villians.

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Check out Thursdays@Newhall on Facebook and Twitter.  For more information about the event, visit Thursdays@Newhall.com.

Around Town: 2015 Bike to Work Day Challege

May 19, 2015

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On Thursday, May 14, the City of Santa Clarita held the 2015 Bike to Work Day Challenge in conjunction with LA Metro’s Bike to Work Week and the 2015 Amgen Tour of California.

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More than 25 businesses, with a total of 225 bike riders, participated in this year’s event.

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The winners for this year’s Bike to Work Day were:

  • Small Business – Hahn & Associates with 100 percent participation. Prize – $75 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Juice It Up gift cards.
  • Medium Business – Newhall School District (Stevenson Ranch Elementary) with 13.5 percent participation. Prize – $150 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Juice It Up gift cards
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Large Business – B&B Manufacturing with 15.8 percent participation. Prize – $250 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Juice It Up gift cards

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For more information about future cycling events in Santa Clarita, visit BikeSantaClarita.com. For information about future green events in Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

2015 Amgen Tour of California’s Stage 5 Finish Recap: VIDEO

May 19, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita covered the 2015 Amgen Tour of California’s Stage 5 Finish which took place in Santa Clarita on Thursday, May 14.

For more information on the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaTourofCA.com.

Around Town: 2015 Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Men’s and Women’s Time Trials

May 18, 2015

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Due to snow at Big Bear Lake, the Amgen Tour of California Men’s and Women’s Stage 6 Time Trials moved to Santa Clarita and Six Flags Magic Mountain on Friday, May 15.

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Hundreds of cycling fans came back to check out the Stage 6 Time Trials as well as enjoy the Lifestyle Festival in the Magic Mountain parking lot.

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Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan, the winningest cyclist of the Amgen Tour of California, seized the overall race lead along with the Individual Time Trial at the 10th annual race.

Check out the highlights from the Amgen Tour of California’s Stage 6 Time Trials.

Click to view the City's Flickr page.

Click to view the City’s Flickr page.

For more information about the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaTourofCA.com.

Around Town: 2015 Amgen Tour of California Stage 5 Finish

May 15, 2015

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Despite the weather Thursday afternoon, Santa Clarita community members flocked to watch the Amgen Tour of California’s Stage 5 Finish at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

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Cycling enthusiasts had the opportunity to enjoy the Lifestyle Festival before riders crossed the Stage 5 Finish.

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The festival included fun activities like trick riders, free giveaways from exhibitors, food and beverages and live entertainment.

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Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team’s Mark Cavendish claimed his third stage win in five days of racing, making him the winning-est professional cyclist so far this season.

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Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council, along with Patrick Moody from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Dan Chambers from PayForward and Nikki Oerum from the Paseo Club were on the main stage to help present gifts to race leaders of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California.

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After the Stage 5 Finish, the City Hall Council Chambers hosted the press conference for the Amgen Tour of California.

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The Century Room at City Hall also acted as the press room for the Amgen Tour of California.

Check out the highlights from the Amgen Tour of California’s Stage 5 race.

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Click to view event photos on the City’s Flickr page.

For more information about the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaTourofCA.com.

Around Town: BJ’s Restaurant Filled with Cycling Fans for Amgen Tour of California Viewing Party

May 14, 2015

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Last night, more than 60 cycling enthusiasts filled the patio area at Bj’s Restaurant to view the Stage 4 Finish of the Amgen Tour of California.

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Attendees got the opportunity to win great prizes, which included signed rider jerseys, limited-edition Santa Clarita Trail Packs and more. Each attendee will get official race swag including sunglasses, official programs, posters and more.

Details of the Amgen Tour of Amgen Tour of California were announced earlier today.

Details of the Amgen Tour of Amgen Tour of California were announced earlier today.

The 2015 Amgen Tour of California is coming to the City of Santa Clarita today with the Stage 5 Finish taking place on Magic Mountain Parkway outside of the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

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Click here to view important traffic information regarding the Stage 5 Finish coming to Santa Clarita.

For more information about the Stage 5 Finish in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaTourofCA.com.

City’s Annual ‘Bike to Work Day’ Coming May 14: VIDEO

May 7, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the City’s annual Bike to Work Day happening on Thursday, May 14.

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Residents and local businesses can pledge to ride their bikes on Bike to Work Day and register online to automatically be entered in drawings for some cool prizes.

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Bike to Work Day is one of the many family friendly events that leads up to the Amgen Tour of California’s Stage 5 Finish also taking place on Thursday, May 14. For a list of all events, go to SantaClaritaTourofCA.com.

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For business looking to participate or help sponsor the event, call Environmental Services at (661) 286-4098 or visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Around Town: Drug Free Youth in Town 2015 Year End Celebration

May 5, 2015

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Last night, the City’s Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT) program held its 2015 Year End Celebration at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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The celebration highlighted the impact the DFYIT program had made in Santa Clarita schools and the community.

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Mayor Marsha McLean spoke of the importance of the DFYIT program.

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Students of the DFYIT program recognized the officers of each of the campus clubs and the teen students who help facilitate the program’s anti-drug awareness assemblies to local sixth graders.

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Since its launch in Santa Clarita in 2012, DFYIT has reached thousands of youth by spreading the program’s drug-free message through events, speaker engagements and activities both on and off school campuses.

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Click to view all photos on the City’s Flickr website.

For more information on the City’s Drug Free Youth in Town Program, visit DFYITSCV.com.

‘Hit the Trail’ Community Bike Ride Happening this Saturday

May 5, 2015

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Residents of all ages are invited to grab their bikes and gear up for a FREE community bike ride at the City of Santa Clarita’s Hit the Trail event, presented by PayForward. The family-friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Valencia Heritage Park, located at 24155 Newhall Ranch Road.

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Participants will depart from Valencia Heritage Park at 10 a.m. sharp to enjoy a guided, non-competitive bicycle ride exploring the City’s trail system. There will be a full nine-mile route and a shorter four-mile route for those with younger children.

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The ride will conclude back at Valencia Heritage Park with family fun festivities featuring giveaways, tricycle races, free food from Jersey Mikes, a bike tune-up area and more.

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The Amgen Tour of California Street Team will also be at the event with giveaways to get residents into the spirit of America’s greatest cycling race, which rolls into Santa Clarita on Thursday, May 14, for the Stage 5 Finish from Santa Barbara.

For further details on the City of Santa Clarita’s Hit the Trail community bike ride and all local events related to the Amgen Tour of California, visit SantaClaritaTourofCA.com or “like” Santa Clarita Tour of CA on Facebook.

Around Town: Hundreds Attend High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting

April 28, 2015

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Last night, hundreds of community members from the Santa Clarita, Acton, Agua Dulce and San Fernando area attended the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting at the Canyon High School Gymnasium.

The meeting began with a brief presentation of the proposed rail alignment that would go through the communities of the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Acton and Agua Dulce.

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Mayor Marsha McLean and Councilmember Tim Ben Boydston were on hand to support residents on rerouting the High Speed Rail.

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Many Los Angeles and local news outlets covered the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting.

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Community members had the opportunity to have their voices heard through public participation.

Check out KTLA’s coverage of the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting.

For more information on the California High Speed Rail project in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com/HSR.


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